Characterize filter feeding animals. Give some examples of such animals and name some of the filtering methods.

Characterize filter feeding animals. Give some examples of such animals and name some of the filtering methods. What is the role of filter feeders in nature?

1) Filter feeders include bivalve mollusks – toothless, barley, mussels, many crustaceans, baleen whales, flamingos, etc.
2) Filters have special devices – mesh filters, siphons, gills, plates, etc., through which water is filtered.
3) Solid organic particles are used by filter feeders as food.
4) All filter feeders play a significant role in the biological purification of reservoirs from organic remains.

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